The United Nations (UN) is able to recognise key global challenges, but beset by difficulties in trying to resolve them. In this, it represents the current global political balance, but is also the only international institution that could move it forward.
civil society organising
Is your NPO/NGO struggling with funding/financial crisis, are you surviving the current global changes, global financial crisis, the recession, and lack of committed volunteers to support organisations sustainability:
You are invited to attend a two-day workshop which will critically address the issues affecting your organisation and its survival in the current trends or dispensation.
The workshop will cover:
- The Business Environments & Corporate Social Responsibilities;
- Donation/Fundraising and Donor Requirements;
This policy brief reviews social security systems in southern Africa. In the context of increased cross border migration as a result of deeper regional integration and deteriorating living conditions in some countries. The brief examines the possibility of social benefits for migrant workers in southern Africa being portable across countries in the region.
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Who would have thought that in April 2009 South Africans would vote in a national election where the winning presidential candidate, Jacob Zuma, would enter his office under a cloud of corruption? Who would have guessed that the democratic government, led by the African National Congress, would reject a visa application from the Dalai Lama, in effect turning its back on the international human rights solidarity that it relied on 20 years earlier to end apartheid?
'The State and Civil Society in Africa: A North African Perspective' is a paper that looks at the concept of civil society in the Arab and African regions. The paper provides a historic overview of Arab and African civil society development, including civil society’s relation with the State and analyses the political, bureaucratic and economic constraints for civil society in these regions.
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Khanya College cordially invites you to participate in the first ever NGO and CBO Fair to be held on 5 August 2009 at Museum Africa in Newtown.
If you are a charity or NGO who feels that you have been treated unreasonably or unfairly by the Lotto, and you are willing to take them on, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc., a firm of attorneys, is willing to assist you.
Lourens Ackermann, Pro Bono Coordinator at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc., is currently investigating the possibility of pursuing individual applications against the Lotto on behalf of deserving charities and NGOs.
My name is Robin Opperman, and I am the Director of the Umcebo Trust. We run a non-profit art and craft trust, based in Durban. We applied in the most recent Lotto round of applications, and submitted end of February. We received the standard acknowledgements and within the past two weeks were very excited to receive correspondence from Lotto asking for elaboration on a number of issues related to our application.
More than 500 000 needy South Africans, many of them women and children, could be plunged into further desperation as the country’s charities battle a funding crisis. This is according to Child Welfare South Africa.
Industry experts revealed that charity organisations, which represent 30 percent of social services in the country, will have R3 billion less to spend on crucial causes this year because of the recession.
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and the Institut du Nouveau Monde have announced the postponement of the 2009 CIVICUS World Assembly and Youth Assembly in Montréal, Canada. The World Assemblies in Montréal will now take place in 2010, 2011 and 2012 instead of 2009, 2010 and 2011, and will be held at the Palais de Congrès in Montréal.